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NBA Writer Getting Crushed For Ridiculous Tweet About LeBron James

LeBron James dribbling the ball.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles down the court in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on March 25, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers are viewed as the likely favorite to sign LeBron James this summer. He would be a massive splash for a franchise that has missed the playoffs the last five seasons.

Of course, there is also speculation that the Lakers would have to deal Lonzo Ball if they add James. You have to think LeBron probably doesn't want any part of LaVar Ball and any other shenanigans.

NBA writer Chris Palmer, who covers the Lakers for Spectrum, has other ideas though. Palmer doesn't want to deal Lonzo in order to get LeBron.

In fact, if given the choice, he'd take Ball over James.

That's a spicy take. As you can imagine, he's taking some grief for it. In a response, Palmer did say he'd prefer to sign James and keep Ball.

Still, despite the upside Lonzo Ball may have, there's no guarantee he fulfills Palmer's prediction of being the league's best point guard in two years.

LeBron isn't going to play forever, but he's still the best player in the league and should be for a few more seasons.